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X / D dim X . It is easy to see that this condition is invariant under birational equivalence between smooth projective varieties. An arbitrary projective variety is of general type if so is any one of its desingularizations. X is ample. Notice that if a smooth projective variety is canonically polarized, then it is of general type. X; D/ is of log general type if ! X; D/ D dim X . D Cyclic covers Let X be a normal variety and L a Q-line bundle of index m. Assume that L and let # W OX ! L Œm be a trivialization.

Often, we will simply say that has simple normal crossings. In the literature, the term snc is sometimes replaced by log smooth. X; / is a proper birational morphism f W Y ! f // has simple normal crossings. e. the set of points on Y at which f is not an isomorphism. 21. For a particularly accessible treatment of resolutions of singularities, we recommend [Kol07b]. G. Pairs 37 where f KY D KX , and E are effective R-divisors with no common components, f D and f E D 0. Note that such E and are uniquely determined by f W Y !

F i / is either a component of D 1 or of D2 . fi / i D1 Di0 D10 D20 0 and ^ D 0. Di /. D ] / has a multiple which is mobile. We now pick > 0 maximal such that D i Di0 0 for i 2 0 0 0 f1; 2g. D2 D20 / D 0. D 1 C D2 /, we may assume that there is a divisor D 2 jD1 D10 =U jR such that any component of D has a multiple which is mobile. But as D C D ] 2 jD1 =U jR , the lemma follows. 11. Show that if f W Y ! X / is a divisor on X and G is a divisor on Y , then Chapter 2. 1) If D is big (resp. 2) If D is big (resp.